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Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, Luxury Collection, Japan (Nov 2020) [Master Thread]

Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, Luxury Collection, Japan (Nov 2020) [Master Thread]

Old Feb 18, 20, 12:41 am
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Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, Luxury Collection, Japan (Nov 2020) [Master Thread]

Marriott is adding a new property in Kyoto under the Luxury Collection brand. The property was briefly showing up in search results and was later pulled, but is now showing again with a tentative Nov 2020 opening.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...hotel-and-spa/

The property also has its own website: https://www.hotelthemitsui.com/kyoto/
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Last edited by nexusCFX; Jul 27, 20 at 9:17 pm Reason: Updating to reflect official website posting
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Old Feb 18, 20, 2:39 am
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Definitely a cat 8 hotel. Looks stunning, even better than the Park Hyatt.
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Old Feb 18, 20, 1:54 pm
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WOW... we stayed at the Ritz kyoto for 14 nights and loved it. Would love to check out this hotel in the near future!
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Old Jul 27, 20, 4:29 pm
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Just noticed this hotel pop-up when searching for Kyoto. Still not bookable yet (now projecting Nov 2020 opening), but I'm amazed it's currently listed as a Cat 7! It looks incredible.

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Old Jul 27, 20, 6:09 pm
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This is incredible. Hope it opens up soon for booking on Bonvoy. Looking at March dates, for Cat 7, the redemption value is incredible.
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Old Jul 27, 20, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
Just noticed this hotel pop-up when searching for Kyoto. Still not bookable yet (now projecting Nov 2020 opening), but I'm amazed it's currently listed as a Cat 7! It looks incredible.

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This is incredible. Hope it opens up soon for booking on Bonvoy. Looking at March dates, for Cat 7, the redemption value is incredible.
Looks like you two beat my daily check. Really surprised that it's Cat7. Will probably ditch my RC point bookings, but will probably keep Suiran cash bookings unless the cash rates here are also more aligned with Cat7.

I've asked the mods to update the target open date in the title.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 12:05 am
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Official response from Marriott.

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Old Jul 28, 20, 1:16 am
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I personally think it now listed as cat 7 due to Covid-19. It will eventually be going up to cat 8.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 1:51 am
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This is normal and even more so given that the current situation regarding tourism may push their opening date further, among other things that often cause hotel opening dates to slip.
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I personally think it now listed as cat 7 due to Covid-19. It will eventually be going up to cat 8.
Agreed.

For the record, bookings are showing on the hotel's own website. The standard room is pricing at 92,000 yen per night for opening night, pricing goes up to 195,000 yen a night for the executive suites.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by 3rdworldresident View Post
I personally think it now listed as cat 7 due to Covid-19. It will eventually be going up to cat 8.
Yes, could very well go up to category 8. The RC Nikko is also very stunning and is only a category 7, but I think it could also move up to category 8. Better hurry and enjoy them at cat 7 while you can.
Very surprised to see the Mitsui Kyoto has an onsen on site (as does the RC Nikko). Definitely worth checking out. You could even use a 50,000 point FNA during an off-peak stay.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 6:51 am
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Looks stunning! Japanese luxury hotels have the value that match their prices.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 4:02 pm
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Having never been to Kyoto, I hope to go in coming years. How does this location compare to the ritz for tourist sightseeing?
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Old Jul 29, 20, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Having never been to Kyoto, I hope to go in coming years. How does this location compare to the ritz for tourist sightseeing?
Equivalent. Everything in Kyoto is far apart. There's no good location; there's no bad location. (Well, "bad" would be far out of town or something...)
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Old Jul 29, 20, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Having never been to Kyoto, I hope to go in coming years. How does this location compare to the ritz for tourist sightseeing?
IMO the Park Hyatt location is better by virtue of it being close to Nineizaka/Sanneizaka, Kyiomizu-dera and a decent 10-15 minute walk to Gion and the shopping/dining areas around Kawaramachi and the river. The Ritz is slightly less convenient since its a bit further north but it's next to the river, which is really nice.

The Mitsui is next to Nijo castle which isn't *that* big of an attraction, but it is more centrally located in Kyoto overall and easier to get to get to Arashiyama.and Kinkaku-ji. But as stvr stated, Kyoto attractions are really spread out
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Old Jul 29, 20, 1:11 pm
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I always hated going to Kyoto, but now that there are no tourists, I'll definitely be visiting. Hopefully they keep everyone out for another year.
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